Former Juice Crew
members MC Shan and Roxanne Shante are seeking new talent to help reorganize
the legendary Hip-Hop group.
Formed in the mid
1980s by producer Marley Marl and his label, Cold Chillin’ Records, the original
Juice Crew is best known for their classic, “The Symphony.”
The original team
included Marley Marl, Kool G. Rap, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Craig G., Masta
Ace, Roxanne Shante and MC Shan. According to Shan, the new Crew will be an
alternative to today’s emcees.
"The new Juice
Crew will be something different; not the ‘I slang drugs, I got jewelry’ rhymes;
it’ll be more talented artists," the rapper said. "We can make it
any ole’ crew, but we want to make it something people know so it can carry
on the legacy of the original crew."
MC Shan released
three solo albums, including his seminal debut Down By Law and is best
known for his legendary battle with KRS-One.
In recent years,
the lyricist made his mark as a producer with the title track off rapper Snow’s
first album, Informer and recorded "Da Bridge 2001" for Nas’
2000 compilation album, QB’s Finest.
producers and singers can send a one- or two-song demo in MP3 format to firstname.lastname@example.org
for consideration in the Juice Crew talent search.
Demos will be
reviewed by MC Shan, Shante and other seasoned industry professionals.